The Ultimate Ferraris - The Cars Of Ferrari’s XX Programme And F1 Clienti
Monday, November 28, 2016

If owning a Ferrari is a dream, then the XX Programme and F1 Clienti programs are the dream of dreams. They take Ferrari ownership to its ultimate level – the chance to drive the most extreme Ferraris on some of the best circuits on earth.

The cars of Ferrari’s XX Programme have the speed, power and track prowess to excite any gearhead. Created exclusively for track use, the XX Programme models represent the pinnacle of Ferrari’s technology and engineering prowess – the cars are designed only for the track with no technical restrictions. The cars of the XX Programme have been developed from the idea that a special group of Ferrari’s customers could have a hand in the development of future Ferraris by providing valuable in formation and feedback to Corse Clienti engineers. The technical sessions that these drivers take part in throughout the year are closely monitored by experts and engineers from Ferrari. Thus, keeping in tradition with all Ferraris, future Ferraris will be developed from a track environment.

The newest of the models is the FXX-K. A first for the XX Programme, the FXX-K features a hybrid system similar to the power units utilized in the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 cars. The result is a car with staggering performance – a combined 1050hp available with 860hp coming from its V12 engine and an additional 190 from the electric motor deployed through a KERS system.

Two other models make up the XX Programme. The Enzo-based FXX features a 6.3L V12 engine developing nearly 700hp. The second of the XX Programme models is the 599 XX. Based on the Ferrari 599, the 599 XX makes 750hp from its V12 engine and employs underbody fans which expel air from the bottom of the car through vents at the rear to create ground effects. Since their introduction, both the FXX and 599 XX have been upgraded with Evo kits developed with feedback from the Corse Clienti customers.

While the XX Programme represents the ultimate expression of Ferrari’s road-based vehicles, a separate program enables clients to step into the famous Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 cars. Since 2003, F1 Clienti has allowed customers to purchase and drive the Scuderia’s cars at circuits around the world in private test sessions as well as the Ferrari Racing Days events. Ownership of the Scuderia’s cars begins with a special ceremony and shakedown for the new owner at the Fiorano circuit, just steps from the house of Enzo Ferrari. Once they have their own piece of Formula 1 history, the owners are able to explore the staggering performance capabilities – exceeding 330kph in just a few seconds – of the Scuderia’s cars at the world’s greatest tracks, such as Daytona International Speedway.

With both programs, the drivers are subject to all the activities of a Grand Prix weekend – from briefings with Ferrari’s professional drivers, reconnaissance of the track, engineer debriefings and telemetry analysis. One-on-one feedback is available to all drivers, and in the case of the XX Programme, passenger rides allow owners to share the thrill of the Ferrari with friends and family.

At this week’s Finali Mondiali, which will be held for the first time at Daytona International Speedway, the banking of the world’s most famous speedway will echo with the sounds of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 cars and the V12s of the XX Programme cars. And creating an even larger thrill for the fans, current Scuderia Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastien Vettel will take to the circuit in the Scuderia’s Formula 1 cars. Don’t miss your chance to see and hear the ultimate Ferraris, and buy your tickets here.